What You Should Know:
– Verily, an Alphabet precision health technology company appoints Myoung Cha as Chief Product Officer.
– As Chief Product Officer at Verily, Cha will lead strategy and development across the company’s care (Verily Onduo), research (Verily Viewpoint), and products (Verily Numetric) portfolio.
Cha has more than twenty years of experience building and implementing innovative technology solutions to advance clinical research, transform patient experiences, and deliver more personalized care. Cha joins Verily from Carbon Health where he served as President and Chief Strategy Officer. In that role, he was responsible for the primary care, virtual care, and mental health service lines and led market access and health system partnerships. He also built and led cross-functional product, engineering, design, clinical, and operations teams to deliver novel primary care models and build new technology-enabled programs and capabilities.
Prior to Carbon Health, Cha was Head of Health Strategic Initiatives at Apple leading the development and launch of several health engagement technologies focused on improving the health and wellbeing for consumers around the globe, including mobile applications for Apple Watch. Cha also led research studies with leading healthcare organizations, including on atrial fibrillation and early detection of stroke using Apple Watch, and co-developed exposure notification technology with Google to support the COVID-19 pandemic response. Before Apple, he was a Partner at McKinsey & Co where he led McKinsey’s Global Healthcare Strategy & Privacy Equity practices.
“What excites me about Verily is the unique opportunity we have to advance precision health with the company’s diverse combination of talent, technology, and capabilities,” said Myoung Cha. “Verily’s approach to close the gap between research and care will not only accelerate novel therapies but also generate more robust evidence, resulting in earlier detection and more proactive management of health conditions.”